While we await the 2020 MLB season and what transpires due to the pandemic across the United States, the MLB is already looking ahead to their 2021 campaign. On Tuesday, it was announced that the New York Mets will Host the New York Yankees on September 11th, 2021.
The date will mark the 20th anniversary since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that included the death of thousands, the dismantlement of the World Trade Center, and the negative impact left on endless amounts of families.
When the two sides meet, it will mark the first time the Mets and Yankees have played one another on the anniversary of the attacks.
On September 18th, 2001, the Yankees were hosted by the Chicago White Sox in which a powerful tribute occurred.
Just three days later, the New York Mets had a different tribute of their own. In the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves, Mike Piazza was able to lift a go-ahead home run that sealed an emotional 3-2 victory at Shea Stadium.
Later in the season, the Yankees proceeded to make the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In Game One of the series, President George W. Bush proceeded to toss the first pitch in what resulted as one of the most powerful moments in sports history.
This spectacle next season will be a must-watch event, regardless of what your favorite team is. The ‘Subway Series’ rivalry will take a step back for one day in what should be another indescribable moment in sports.